1) Fool with a Bird; 2) Masked Fool; 3) Song; 4) Angel by Cecil Collins

1) Fool with a Bird, 1960 showing an abstract image of a figure with feathers in hair; 2) Masked Fool, 1958.


Proof prints
Acquired in:
Bequeathed by:
Elisabeth Collins through The Art Fund

The image consists of an abstract figure with long brush strokes for hair and striped patterning on legs. A large circle is drawn around the eye; 3) Song, 1960 (main illustration) consists of an abstract image of a mystical male figure with long swirly brush strokes for hair. The figure is surrounded by dark circles filled with dots and stars. The figure is holding up one circle filled with stars in his right hand; 4) Angel consists of an abstract image of a female figure made up from long straight brush strokes with a circular bush like image to the right hand side. Part of a large bequest of works by Cecil Collins distributed to various museums and galleries round the country.


From the artist's studio.

Venue details

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum East Cliff Promenade, BOURNEMOUTH Dorset BH1 3AA 01202 451800 www.russellcotes.com

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6)

Tue – Sun & Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am ​– 5pm Closed Good Friday and 25 Dec